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 The shows presented here are digitized from the home recorded tapes of dedicated Bob and Ray fans. Some were produced by a person rushing to the radio, pushing the record button and holding a mike near the speaker. Others were taped fully at the time and rerecorded to edit out commercials and such later. One collector used a timer set-up and a direct connection to his tape machine. Fortunately the radio was usually tuned properly when the timer went off. These tape reels were collected and tr...



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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
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Monday September 15th, 1975  Episode 659 of the 70's period. Hard Luck Stories Mary Backstayge and the gang discuss starring Felicia Floodgate and so on.
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These files were created before the Internet Archive existed. The best description for these is a mix tape of library tape and other snips for cassette. The play length is approximately how long one of the Toasters commute took.
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The second file here is a more complete version of this show with partial chatter between Bob & Ray and News man Rodger Skibenes. They also interact with the traffic man, George Meade and Henry Gladstone. Several tapes went into this episode. It is almost too good for the Truly Desperate. 0:00 - The Gathering Dust (missing opening) - A visit to Miss Bessinger (Ray) from Red Boiling Springs Secret Service agent Ogen Schmidt (Bob). Is Red Boiling Springs under attack? Closes with Bob doing a...
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Tuesday, March 16, 1976 Looking for Mary in a restaurant Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR79003171976 0:00 Welcoming the listeners to the cozy studio, then The Bob & Ray I Beg Your Pardon show. Bob and Ray apologize to Otto Lurdwood for identifying him as the head of a New Haven counterfeiting ring. 4:50 On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang continues to search for Mary, who has mysteriously vanished in the backstreets of Milan, then they have lunch. 8:45 Anxiety, with host...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
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Another of the amazing files from the west coast! This file is the sixth of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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This is tape segment three from Box 40 Side 1 Track 1. Minutes 62 to 95. The date is unknown. It may be from the tape commonly known as Library Reel 2. If you have any means of identifying this selection please post it in a review. Track one been split into three sections and some hiss reduction has been applied. This annotation for the third section is by Harry Wilson 1:00 - A short talk with, and a Father's Day song from, Claude R. 'Yogi' Hathaway (Ray); Claude recites 'Listen Dad, With All...
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The tape in box 28 has no information other than the handwritten 1949 July - Aug If you have any information about this file please post it in the Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate Forum. https://archive.org/details/bobandraytoaster?tab=forum
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Wednesday, the last day of spring.  Bob & Ray discuss newsman Henry Gladstone’s musical ability.
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Several bits of tape went into recreating this episode. If not for B2's careful cataloging it would have been impossible to place the Backstayges correctly. 0:00  Kent Lyle Birdley (Bob) introduces Bob and Ray. 1:15  Bob interviews Dr. Elmer Stapley, The Word Wizard (Ray), who educates the listeners on English usage and etymology, despite his complete lack of knowledge or insight on the subject. 5:15  Wally Ballou (Bob), running for mayor of New York City, talks about campaigning earlier in...
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These files are hosted at the Internet Archive - https://archive.org/details/bobandraytoaster. Please go to that site.  Folks should be cautious of sites that play files but do not actually host the files. Consider why a free site wants your unattended browser session to stay open for extended lengths of time. Unknown Bob and Ray - Possibly Library Reel  Sometimes a Bob and Ray tape has no box, notes or any information to identify its contents. The file here is a portion of one of these...
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Topics: oldtimeradio 1940s, oldtimeradio, radioprograms, Elliot, Goulding, Bob & Ray, BNRToast, BNR,...
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Another amazing find from the west coast! This file is the second of a group of digitized shows recently received here at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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This show is from a series of 14 Public Radio Shows recorded in the early to mid 1980's. These do not seem to be part of the other two known groups done in the 1980's.  This show may be the first episode in this series. No one in our group here at BNRFTTD specializes in the 1980's broadcasts. If you have any  information on the correct date of creation or any other information, please post it in the forum. The recording quality on this "aircheck" recordings is almost too good for...
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The tape in box 28 has no information other than the handwritten 1949 July - Aug If you have any information about this file please post it in the Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate Forum. https://archive.org/details/bobandraytoaster?tab=forum
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Webley Webster and the MacBeebee twins open the public radio show. This show, hosted on the Internet Archives Bob and Ray for the Truly Desperate , is from a series of Public Radio Shows recorded in the early to mid 1980's. The recording quality on this "aircheck" recordings is almost too good for the Truly Desperate Collection. 
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From a tape found behind the furnace while looking for ornaments and donated by B2, this is Monday, December 17, 1973. The Station I.D.'s, commercials and background Christmas weather chatter make this a pleasant episode.  There are a few wolf-hound howls during "The Gathering Dust" that may be from a station promotion. If you know otherwise, please correct the record.  The Mary Backstayge feature has the family discussing their Christmas of the past.  If you have a chance, please...
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Sound quality good. Mono tape with paper leads. Commercials removed CBS radio network show 14 minutes in length. Audience member in a gorilla suit wants to sing. A troublemaker in the audience. An ad for CBS phonographs. Wally Ballou reports from Idlewild Airport. Salute to the Honor Society is cancelled as the city name is lost . Circus act - Flaming Bombadine who gets shot out of a cannon in the circus, wants to be shot out of a garbage can in the studio. Appearance by the great Bob and Ray...
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Another of the amazing files from the west coast! This file is the nineth of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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April 17th, 1984: 0:00 - Opening the program with a visit from Webley Webster, a discussion of his upcoming new show, and plugs for Einbinder Flypaper and Monongahela Steel Ingots. 1:40 - Tippy The Wonder Dog is sent to buy barbed wire to protect Gramps and little Jasper from a local cattle stampede.  Tippy is brought to you by Mushies cereal.  The barbed wire is brought to Gramps by no one. 6:10 - Victims of misfortune visit Bob and Ray, and are rewarded with lovely and inappropriate gifts....
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Bob & Ray on WHDH Matinee August 5th 1949 From a toasted tape
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Friday, March 26, 1976 Calvin and Pop go to a pool hall 0:00 - Introducing the show; it's springtime in the studio 1:00 - Fabian Glutnick stops by to discuss his new book on the sales technique of 'extrovert thinking', which he demonstrates on Ray, to great effect. 4:20 - On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, Calvin and Pops maintain their search for the American consulate, but only find a pool room.  Calvin's obsession with rack-and-pinion steering continues. 8:15 - The commander of the Bob &...
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These files are hosted at the Internet Archive - https://archive.org/details/bobandraytoaster. Please go to that site. Mary Backstage - Not staying for free. Friday, September 14, 1973 A second file has been added to this dates show. This edited Friday episode has what some Bob and Ray fans especially enjoy, station breaks and pleasent chatter with the news staff. Bob and Ray were often breaking each other up in these weeks. The Mary Backstayge episode introduces us to the Brown Paper Bag....
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Bob and Ray Music Factory May 10th 1969 This scoped air-check is marked as May 10th, 1969. The program "The Music Factory" was played by commercial and college stations. There have been several 12" records of the show found recently.
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Sections from Tape one, Track Four ,Section Three. A two part audio tape of a CBS television show broadcast in 1974.
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At this point in their career Bob and Ray's genius comedy  had almost left the planet.Enjoy some brownies with them, attend a radio soap opera writers meeting and then read a TV channels schedule for the day. Consider that most of their bits at this time were adlibbed. This short 1958 WNBC radio air-check is from one of R2's ARFS transcription disks which was taped to 7" reel to reel and then converted to digital format. The recordings low quality, fuzz, skips and abrupt editing makes it...
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Bob and Ray Segments from Box X3 White Box tape X3 is an unknown collectors tape reel. There are several shows and bits of Bob and Ray on it. Those shows are from the late 1959 - 1961 CBS NBC period. Based on the hiss and whistles in the raw digitized file this appears to be a third or fourth generation tape. Between the shows on the tape is a group of bits which I present here for those of you desperate enough to enjoy such things. I have included a scan image of the boxes notes for someone to...
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Thursday, September 1, 1949; The audio quality on this file is above the normal Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate standard of poor to unlistenable. It was transferred from a transcription disk in the collection of revered member R2. Please list as much information about these shows as possible in a review of the show. Your information will be used to update the Archive page. Thanks the users who have helped with this file. Some notes on the show. Dating Of Episode: At 18:10, Peter Gorey...
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This show is from a series of Public Radio Shows recorded in the early to mid 1980's. The recording quality on this "aircheck" recordings is almost too good for the Truly Desperate Collection. 
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These files are hosted at the Internet Archive - https://archive.org/details/bobandraytoaster. Please go to that site. Folks should be cautious of sites that play files but do not actually host the files. Consider why a free site wants your unattended browser session to stay open for extended lengths of time. While cataloging the tapes in our collection it was discovered that several tapes were made of the September 1973 shows. The recordings were carefully edited together and the results are...
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This episode has not yet been properly dated. Any information to help date the show is appreciated. Some hints from Harry Wilson; At 16:20, Bob and Ray mention that Helen Harkness had been in England to cover the coronation. The coronation of Queen Elizabeth took place on Tuesday June 2, 1953, so this episode would be after that date. According to The New York Times radio listings, the duo ended this program on WNBC (and, presumably, other NBC stations) in mid-September 1953, so this episode...
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Tuesday, April 13, 1976 The Backstayge gang watches television. Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR81004141976 0:00 Introducing the show, with some discussion of the WOR studios.  0:55 The Bob & Ray Beg Your Pardon feature, a few moments set aside to atone for airing misinformation and ruining lives.  4:05 On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang discusses their upcoming televisione appearance, and catches some familiar televisione shows in their Milano hotel room.  7:55...
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The tape in box 28 has no information other than the handwritten 1949 July - Aug If you have any information about this file please post it in the Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate Forum. https://archive.org/details/bobandraytoaster?tab=forum Yowp says; Comparing the Boston Globe entries for Wonderland Revere with the commercial around the 34 minute mark, this broadcast is from Saturday, August 13, 1949.
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Capt Larsen plays clarinet Monday  June 11  1973
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Tuesday, April 06, 1976 Performing La Traviatia. Harry as Germont and Calvin as Alfredo. 0:00 - Introducing the show, then world-famous Theodore Evans Pomfret visits Bob and Ray to discuss being world-famous. 3:05 - On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the opera continues, amid mayhem.  Afterward, the gang assesses their performance, as well as the audience's. 6:45 - Lou Carter, aka 'The Singing Cab Driver', sings Whattsa Matter Wit Me, from his album Louie's Love Songs. 9:00 - A very short...
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Sound quality good. Mono tape with paper leads. Commercials removed
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Captain Larsen sees Carmine in a boat Thursday  June 14  1973
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This recording has some patter between Bob and Ray. A seldom heard episode of "Mary Backstayge in A Tale of Two Cities" is already into act one. The taper had a slow hand on the stop button which allows us small bits of traffic and commercials. The 30 minute tape slowly deteriorates and tape crackles become frequent. The truly desperate will grasp this straw with a smile. Code pjshsf
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Monday, March 22, 1976 On Mary Backstayge, the gang is at La Scala, discussing La Traviata Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR79403231976 0:00 - Intro by Roger Skibenes, then Widen Your Horizons with guest Quentin L. Farber of the Volunteer's Council For Consumer Protection, who teaches how to count your pocket change. 5:00 - On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, Mary is still missing, but rehearsals and set construction for La Traviata continue.  Pops Beloved will stand in for Mary, in...
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From the Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate Collection. A bit from Monitor Radio about cow lifting and one of their many radio commercials done in the 1970 to 1973 period.
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The tape in box 18 had no information attached to the tape. Posts by dedicated listeners indicate it it from the 1953 period. There was a great deal of cross-talk on the original upload of this tape. Fortunately one of the other Toasters tape players has been able to create a better quality sound. We have some very adjustable heads. But as it says on our banner, this is Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate! If you have any information about this file please post it in the Bob and Ray For The...
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This recording contains portions of the Bob and Ray Radio show on WOR New York. The recording exhibits an under layer of another radio show due to misaligned erase and recording heads. There is also evidence of badly needed degaussing of the original equipment. The editing was done "on the fly" by pushing the record button while the radio played. Many of the clips are missing the beginning or ending of the bits due to this process. My heartfelt thanks go to whoever recorded this tape....
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Wednesday, March 24, 1976 The gang looks for American consulate. Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR79603251976 0:00 - Roger Skibenes introduces Bob & Ray who introduce Tippy, The Wonder Dog.  On today's episode, Tippy has to pick up a part for Gramps' generator, while the other neighborhood dogs perform noble deeds.  4:10 - On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang still can't find Mary, or the American embassy.  Calvin's obsession with déjà vu continues unabated.  8:05 A...
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Bob and Ray 1957 Summer '57 AFRTS No 487  14 minutes in length Theme song-high female voice The duo visit the DIY'er Fred Falby who explains how To make your wife nylon stockings at home. Frank Sinatra sings (I won't dance with you) Bridgette Hillary and the News Dixieland music poem (sounds sort of like Arnold Stang) End tag of AFRTS over bed of military/marching band music Annotated by Calvin Saxton
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In this episode Henry Glandstone stands in for Lyle Van due to the big snow storm. The WOR Christmas tree is delivered. On the Mary Backstayge feature, Gregg brings John Simon (TWMITW) over to play his song “Gold” . You know the words so don't be afraid to sing along.  If you have a chance, please leave a review comment of how the heck you discovered "Bob and Ray for the Truly Desperate". Episode descriptions provided by Harry Wilson; 0:00 - Intro with 'studio applause', then Bob...
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  Hidden at the end of Shamrock tape number 37 – 6 right before the leader is a fascinating piece of Bob and Ray history. A note with this tape indicates the date is May 31, 1956. The theme music is “Bob Bob Bob and Ray Ray Ray” by Leona Anderson. The dialog seems to suggest this is a new incarnation of the show and may be the first episode. During the bits Leona herself makes a quiet and short appearance. I have teased out what I can of Leona’s improvised conversation. This recording...
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Sea chanteys  Captain turns mean Tuesday  June 12  1973
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Wednesday, April 07, 1976 The end of Act 2 drives Greg to drink and perform in the opera. 0:00 - Introducing and planning the show, then some lovely music from Webley Webster introducing the show 'Bankruptcy'.  Today, Willard Huffer is hoping to sell 150 trolley cars in order to remain solvent. 4:10 - As we join Mary Backstayge, the second act of La Traviata nears its end, as does Greg Marlowe's sobriety. 7:55 - The Orderlies (likely based on the 1970-1971 series 'The Interns'), brought to you...
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Thursday, March 25, 1976 0:00 - Intro by Roger Skibenes, talk of what's coming up, then an interview with Mrs. Constance Metzger, who bears an uncanny visual resemblance to a certain Hollywood star. 3:35 - On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, Harry and Greg continue their search for the American embassy and consider having ice cream, while Calvin and Pops enjoy ice cream and consider looking for the American embassy. 7:35 - A traffic report from Fred Feldman in Helicopter 710. 9:20 - A pre-recorded...
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0:00 - A combination of the country & western tune 'Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt', written by Ted and Theda Daffan, and 'The Jones Laughing Record' by Spike Jones, followed by a brief talk from Tex (Bob) of the Smoky Valley Boys. The C&W tune seems to be the 1946 Ted Daffan's Texans' version, played at a slightly slower speed than normal, for an extra-maudlin effect that would match Tex's style. 1:40 - Introducing the show, and some questions about Bill's "wandering Buick";...
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Summer '57 AFRTS  No538    14 minutes in length Theme song B & R clean house & get rid of old sound effects records and banter about vacation.   Song-female vocalist Part of a Hawaiian song. Mary Backstage: Noble Wife (skit written and performed by the children of the cast of The Life and Loves of Linda Lovely). Bob and Ray's voices are sped up... Annotated by Calvin Saxton
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Greg Marlowe has a few to many drinks and decides to phone the Queen. This has bad quality sound and was recorded from an AM broadcast during a thunders storm on April 23,1976. What more could any desperate fan of Bob and Ray want?
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Friday, April 09, 1976 The Finale of La Traviata and the curtain gets stuck. Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR80804121976 0:00 Opening the show, then a simple test to see if you're qualified to be commander-in-chief.  3:30 On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang's performance of La Traviata finally reaches what may be its final finale.  7:20 Webley Webster plays a timely tune on the WOR studio organ.  8:45 Some negative advertising from Midas Muffler.  9:45 On The Gathering...
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One of the Toasters runs into the StoryTeller and gets a reading
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On the Bus home, meet John Simon From Tape Box 51 Track two. Bob & Ray WOR episode #043 May 10, 1973. A partial show with the Mary Backstayge portion fairly intact. This partial file is the first meeting with critic John Simon after Westchester Furioso.  Waiting for the bus home, the gang see John Simon (TWMITW) eating.
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Friday, March 19, 1976 On Mary Backstayge, the gang talks with Gregg but Mary is still missing. Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR79303221976 0:00 - An introduction by newsman Roger Skibenes, followed by a summary of the show to come.  0:45 - Dr. Newport Loeb of the firm Loeb & Waterhouse drops by to explain the changing of the seasons.  3:55 - A pre-recorded ad for high-end Louis Sherry white pistachio ice cream.  5:00 - A ten-second ad for Manischewitz wine, then an episode...
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The addition of 4 track tape machines has allowed The House of Toast shortened digitizing time. The tape in box 33 has no information other than the handwritten 1949 July - Aug If you have any information about this file please post it in the Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate Forum. https://archive.org/details/bobandraytoaster?tab=forum
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Mr and Mrs Broadway show, Weather map, Mary rips skirt, Kent stops by.    Thursday, 08/23/1973 Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR120082473
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Staying overnight   
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Another of the amazing files from the west coast! This file is the fifth of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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 Leaving New York on the Hummingbird Express train to Seattle. Wednesday, 03/28/73  The TEAC Reel to Reel deck ran into a problem during the transcription of this tape. The tape tension motor speeds on the model A-4010S are controlled by internal resistor sliders. One of the slider contact points became loose and caused the let-out motor speed to fluctuate which resulted in intermittent voice distortion on the digitized file. Thus producing a file worthy of this venue.  There are three...
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Monday, March 29, 1976 The gang is still looking for Mary. Only four days until the opera opens. 0:00 - Introducing the show, then Hard Luck Stories, featuring tales of misery and prizes. 3:40 - On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, Greg and Harry take time out from their search for Mary to practice Italian phrases, then get blotto on vino. 7:30 - Webley is in the studio to give his rendition of Jealousy on the pipe organ; Bob gets an ill-timed phone call. 9:25 - Squad Car 119 features a discussion...
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Another of the amazing files from the west coast! This file is the eight of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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This file has had a bit of cleanup. At about 20 minutes there is an episode of "Backstage Farrel" which seems to have the origins of Mary Backstage in it. Listen for the names used. Box 34 Track 1 Segment 2
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Wednesday, April 14, 1976 The Backstayges are at the hotel, watching an Italian talk show. 0:00 A bit of weather and news headlines to open the show.  0:45 A rousing welcome from a very responsive studio audience.  1:20 Henrietta Wabisher of Loon River, Wisconsin discusses setting up a symphony orchestra without breaking the budget, and dealing with the ugly aftermath.  4:25 On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang relaxes in their Milan hotel room discussing their upcoming Giovanni Carsoni...
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Amazing find from the west coast! This file is one of a group of digitized shows recently received here at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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Mary Backstage - Taking brown paper bag to Pepe Lacoco. Monday, September 17, 1973
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Thursday, April 01, 1976 Mary returns to the hotel. 0:00 - An tempting intro to the show, featuring a well-stocked buffet. 1:00 - Charlie Chew (based on Charlie Chan) features sledge-hammer similes and dazzling deducing. 5:00 - On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang nervously awaits Mary's arrival, since there's nothing on TV.  Will Mary arrive today?  Will she have a new hairdo?  Listen and see! 8:50 - Bob and Ray Was There, sponsored by The Ashenfelter Whip Socket Company, dramatizes Ag...
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This is tape segment one from Box 40 Side 1 Track 1. The first 32 minutes. The date is unknown. It may be one of the Library Reel tapes. If you have any means of identifying this selection please post it in a review. Some hiss reduction has been applied. This tape may be portions of Library Reel # 6 Episode annotation by Harry Wilson: 0:00 - Faces In The News, featuring an interview with truck driver Joseph Swanson (Bob), who suffers from poor judgement of height. 3:10 - A few moments with...
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Mary Backstage - Get bill from Lord Brandeshire during flight   Wednesday, September 19, 1973
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From the Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate collection. Christmas Eve and Christmas day on WOR NY radio, circa1973. Enjoy a cup of Coco and some cheer as our friends gather and open presents. Then have dinner on Christmas day as they prepare for the trip to Hollywood.
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Tuesday, March 23, 1976 At their hotel, the gang decide to find the American embassy. Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR79503241976 0:00 - After an intro by Roger Skibenes and a bit of weather, young Willis Mumford rebuts a B&R editorial on the merits of children and organized sports, on behalf of irate coach Moose Harrigan. 3:55 - On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang realizes the importance of having Mary play Violetta in La Traviata.  It seems Pops may not be best suited...
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In bed, Pops and Calvin watching TV
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Taxi driver is in disguise- turns out to be Lacoco.
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Another of the amazing files from the west coast! This file is the fourth of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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Mary Backstage - Riding horses at fox hunt. Wednesday, September 12, 1973
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